Dr. Michael Ackerman
Michael Ackerman received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Biomedical Engineering. He currently consults in various areas of telemedicine and medical informatics. He was the Assistant Director for High Performance Computing and Communications at the National Library of Medicine, responsible for programs in medical imaging, collaborative environments and next generation networking. He holds academic appointments as an Associate Professor of Computer Medicine at the George Washington University and as an Associate Professor of Medical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Ackerman was elected a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 1992, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 1985, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 2007 and a Fellow of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) in 2015. He serves on the Editorial Boards of TeleMedicine and e-Health, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. He has published a book and over 245 papers and book chapters. His work on the Visible Human Project has been recognized through numerous awards including the 1998 Johns Hopkins University Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award and the 1996 Satava Award for Medical Applications of Virtual Reality, and was nominated as a finalist for a 1995 Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation in Software and a 1996 Smithsonian Award for Information Technology.